2014


20th October 2014

People's Power : Should Crediton start its own energy company

A lively and well attended public meeting about Sustainable Crediton's Community Energy Project was held on 20 October. The main aims of the meeting were to report on progress with the feasibility study looking into the potential for the project and to listen to and discuss views on the proj ...


30th August 2014

September Energy Group News

Crediton Community Energy Project We are delighted to announce that Sustainable Crediton has just been awarded a substantial sum from the Rural Community Energy Fund to develop a community-owned renewable energy project. Full details of the grant and the project will be explained in the Cred ...


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30th August 2014

Write to your MP and help schools in your area to Run on Sun

The price of solar is falling. Tell your MP to support local schools who want to get on board.

Homes and businesses are busy making the most of cheaper solar. But most schools are still left in the dark.

This is a big shame. Large school buildings can produce lots of lovely clean energy.

In fact, if every UK school ran on sun it could cut the same CO2 emissions as taking around 110,000 cars off the road.

Your local schools could save up to £8,000 a year each  by generating their own power with solar panels.

We want to help every school that can to get solar panels. And we need your MP's support to make this possible.
 
Please write to your MP  and ask them to help schools near you and across the country save money with clean energy. With your help we can make a real difference.


31st July 2014

Energy Group News

The Energy Group has been working on three areas over the past few weeks. Crediton Community Energy Company During April and early May, the Energy Group conducted a competitive bid to find a consultant to help us put together a feasibility study about community energy in Crediton. The bid ...


26th June 2014

Fracking or Anaerobic Digestion?

Have you been following the recent controversy over "fracking" for gas in this country? You might find it hard to know whether it's a good or a bad idea and who to believe. Will it pollute our water supplies? Will it cause earthquakes? What would all the new wells do to our landscape? Will it ...


31st May 2014

Energy Group Seeks Massive Grant

During April and early May, the Energy Group conducted a competitive bid to find a consultant to help us put together a feasibility study about community energy in Crediton. The bid was between three companies and we are pleased to announce that the Devon Association for Renewable Energy (DARE ...


18th May 2014

The Big Community Energy Weekend

The weekend is an opportunity to focus on the future of energy in Exeter - offering ways of lowering our energy costs and promoting low-carbon alternatives. It is all about changing the way we produce, use and think about energy. It will include an Energy Fair and Green Open Homes event acro ...


17th April 2014

Community Energy Draws a Crowd

Around 30 people met at the Crediton Football Club to hear the latest news about Sustainable Crediton's Energy Group's idea to create Crediton's own Community Energy Company. After a round of introductions by Linda Lever, Charles Mossman kicked off proceedings with a presentation about the E ...


9th April 2014

Come and help make community energy a reality

Event Report Around 30 people met at the Crediton Football Club to hear the latest news about Sustainable Crediton's Energy Group's idea to create Crediton's own Community Energy Company. After a round of introductions by Linda Lever, Charles Mossman kicked off proceedings with a presenta ...


28th February 2014

Crediton to have a Community Energy Company?

The Sustainable Crediton Energy Group has organised a public meeting about setting up a community benefit company for generating electricity in Crediton. This is after considerable thought, consultation with similar projects and research. The meeting is on Wednesday 9 April, 7.30 at Credit ...


17th February 2014

Firewood from Hedgerows Work Party 12

We will continue to lay the hedge starting at the top end of the field. ...


2nd February 2014

Firewood from Hedgerows Work Party 11

Update Three of us completed laying the hedge which we started laying during the hedge laying course. Work Scope The next work party will be on Sunday 2nd February at Tucking Mill Farm , Zeal Monochorum starting at 10am. We are aiming to finish laying the hedge we started on at the hed ...


30th January 2014

February Firewood Group News

Next Work Party The next work party will be on Sunday 2nd February at Tucking Mill Farm , Zeal Monochorum starting at 10am. We are aiming to finish laying the hedge we started on at the hedge laying course in December and continue the start we made on the hedge on the other side of the trac ...


20th January 2014

Firewood from Hedgerows Work Party 10

Work Planned We will complete laying the hedge which we worked on at the hedge-laying course. If time and numbers permit, we may commence work on another area of hedge or woodland. Work Performed Seven of us attended the work party on the 20th January at Tucking Mill farm. We made a ...


12th January 2014

Firewood from Hedgerows Work Party 9

We will be cutting stems and laying steeplers commencing at the footpath gate at the top of the field near where we had the demonstration event a year ago. We will also be processing wood extracted from the hedge area into logs and kindling. Seven of us attended the work party and wo ...


30th December 2013

Firewood Group News and 2014 Programme

We had a very successful hedge-laying course on the 8th December at our new location, Tucking Mill Farm in Zeal Monochorum. This link gives a few more details about the course and has some photos of the day. We now have nine newly trained hedge-layers in the group thanks to our grant from Awar ...